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Week of Jan. 27 – 31

Hi Grade Two Families, We had a very special feast day celebration on Friday! Throughout the week we talked about St. Paul’s life and how he used it to teach people about God. The students [...]

Week of January 20 – 24

Dear Grade Two Families, Our picture this week comes from  developing our research skills to learn more about landforms. We read information about different landforms and then drew a picture to [...]

Week of Jan. 13 – 17

Hi Grade Two Families, It was so wonderful to see the class together again. They were buzzing with excitement to talk about their winter breaks and all that happened. They didn’t miss a beat [...]

Week of Jan. 6 – 10

Hi Grade Two Families, Happy New Year!! May your 2020 be filled with Christ’s blessings! I hope you had a fantastic winter break with a joyful Christmas and a bright new year! I look forward to [...]

Week of Dec. 16-20

Hi Grade Two Families, Happy Gaudete Sunday! The third week of Advent fills us with joy as we come even closer to celebrating the Lord’s birth and it reminds us that there is joy in waiting for [...]
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Examination of Conscience

Hi Grade Two Families, We talked about our conscience being a gift from God to help us decide wrong from right. Before we enter into the Sacrament of Confession, it is helpful to examine our conscience to know where we have sinned and what we can do better. The children were sent home with a […]

Act of Contrition

This is the Act of Contrition the children will be saying before their First Confession. It is a prayer to tell God that we are sorry. Please practice it with your child as they will have to recite it by memory before their First Reconciliation.

Card Game Friday – Trash

We played Trash on Friday! Finally! Some students have been waiting a while for this game! It’s a quick, fun game that practices our number sense. It quickly became a class favourite! Happy playing!

Reading Log

Hi Grade Two Families, We are updating the Home Reading program to Reading Logs! Your child will still pick a book from the classroom They will read for 20 minutes After they read the book, they complete out ONE BOX from the Reading Log page They are meant to complete the box independently. However, if […]

First Communion Schedule

Hi Grade Two Families, Please find attached the First Communion schedule below. It is the same one you received at Meet the Teacher night. One adult representative must attend the Wednesday parent meetings and the child must attend the Saturday 5 pm Mass. At the bottom, you can also download the file. First Communion Calendar […]

Card Game Friday – Even or Odd?

Hi Grade 2 Families! We reviewed what even and odd numbers are and then played “Even or Odd?” It required a bit of memory and recognizing which numbers are even and odd. They did a great job playing with one another and supporting their friends. Happy playing!

Card Game Friday – Rolling Stone

We played Rolling Stone on Friday. It is a fairly simple game but we were able to play with more people and try different strategies. Some would get close and then gain back all the cards. Happy playing!  

December Book Bingo

Hi Grade 2 Families! In the month of December, your child can choose to continue their usual Home Reading routine – wherein they pick a book from the classroom, read for 20 minutes, fill out the Home Reading log and bring it back to school. Alternatively, your child can choose to participate in December Book […]

Card Game Friday – Slap Jack

Hi Grade 2 Families! We played Slap Jack on Friday. The students got very excited, but were gentle when they placed their hands down. It’s an easy game but a fun one to play! We got to play with our buddies (who remember playing this in Grade 2) which was very fun for all! Happy […]

Advent in Grade 2

Hi Grade 2 Families! Here are some of the things we will be doing throughout Advent to help us prepare for the coming of Jesus: ADVENT CALENDAR:  The class came up with one way that they could prepare their hearts for Jesus. They came up with ways to help others through kind actions, or help […]

Card Game Friday – Old Maid

This week’s card game was Old Maid! It was excellent practice for their fine motor skills as they tried to hold up many of the cards while they picked out the pairs, but they were able to use different strategies to figure it out. Happy playing!

Card Game Friday – Sevens

We played Sevens on Friday to show growing numbers. The Grade 2 students persevered and kept playing even if many of the decks turned out to be incomplete. Here’s to hoping you have complete decks at home 🙂

Card Game Friday – Patterns

We played Patterns on Friday! There were some excellent and creative patterns made so it stumped some of their partners! Happy playing!

What We’re Learning (Sept. – Dec.)

We will be exploring the theme of “We are all Connected” from now until the end of December. Please read the overview below to find out more. If you have any expertise in communities, force and motion, matter, the saints, Holy Trinity, patterns, data representation or anything else you think would fit in our theme, […]

Card Game Friday – Go Fish

Hi Grade Two Families, We played Go Fish last Friday! It is a classic card game and the children did an excellent job of taking turns, developing strategies and trying their best to hold the cards in their hands. They were also challenged to pick a partner they haven’t played with yet, and everyone did […]

Home Reading

Hello Grade 2 Families, Your child will be bringing his/her first Home Reading book on Monday! Here are just a few reminders for you: Your child will bring home a reading booklet and communication booklet in the blue folder Please read for 20 minutes and record the time your child has read. They can read […]

Friday Letters

Hi Grade Two Families, Last Friday, your children wrote their first Friday Letters! Each Friday, your child will be writing a letter to you to tell you what they have learned and done in school.  Please write back to your child on the bottom or reverse side of the letter. Please return the letter to […]

Card Game Friday – Crazy Eights

Hi Grade Two Families, We played Crazy Eights! We played with a group of 4 this time which meant we really needed to keep track of whose turn it was! Many were developing their strategies to try to win the game. Happy playing!

Card Game Friday – 2-Digit War

We played 2-Digit War on Friday. It’s a lot like War but instead of one card, we used two! We read the the two cards as two-digit numbers and looked for the biggest number. For an extra challenge, you can add the 10s in and form some 3-digit numbers. Happy playing! 

Card Game Friday – Closest To

Hi Grade Two Families, We played Closest To on Friday. We used our Math brains a lot while playing to figure out which numbers are close to each other and which ones are further away. The partners got to work together to talk about why they thought their number was closer or further away. Happy […]

Card Game Friday – Snap

Hi Grade Two Families, We played Snap this week. There was lots of laughter and excitement over who said Snap first and who was last. They were all good sports about winning and losing. Happy playing!  

Spelling

Hi Grade 2 Families, Our Spelling program has begun! Please read below to find out all about the program. TUESDAY: We do a “Check-In (pre-test)” to see what words they know and what they don’t know. These words are commonly used sight words. The words that they have difficulty spelling with will be on the […]

Card Game Friday – War

Hi Grade 2 Families! Every (or almost every) Friday, we play a card game. Sometimes we learn a new one or other times we practice one we’ve already learned.  Card Game Friday is a great way to practice many different math concepts and social skills. We usually play the games in pairs or in small […]

Grade 2 Schedule

**Please make sure your child wears their PE strip underneath their uniform, and that their gym shoes are at school when they have PE